Jon Setter Galerie Minimal

Jon Setter

“Minimal photography to me is about taking what is normally complex or thought to be uninteresting and breaking it down to its simplest forms and colours so that it can be read as new.” Jon Setter

Jon Setter is a photographer who was born in Detroit, Michigan, and is currently based in Sydney, Australia. He received a B.A. from the College for Creative Studies in Media Arts and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from the National Art School. His photography primarily focuses on urban spaces and architecture. Jon wanders through cities looking to document a perspective that is normally not visualized. Aiming to make use of repeated formal patterns such as color, material and texture, he methodically organizes them to develop an abstracted expression of space. Hoping to establish that even the most vernacular aspects of a place can have a role in the way it is understood and represented. Jon has exhibited in a number of shows in Sydney and Melbourne. He has been awarded a number of photography prizes in numerous locations. Most recently with Life Framer and the International Color Awards.

Curriculum Vitae

2017 – 2018: Master of Fine Arts
National Art School, Sydney Aus
2007-2011: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

Awards and Exhibitions

2020: Galerie Minimal x The Urban Text
Galerie Minimal, Berlin

2018: Int’l Photography Awards “Harmony” – Honorable Mention

2018: Int’l Color Awards “Abstract” – Honorable Mention

2018: Life Framer “Colour” – 2nd Place

2018: Galerie Minimal x MNML
Galerie Minimal, Berlin

2018: RPS Gallery x Life Framer
RPS Gallery, Tokyo

2018: Officine Fotografiche x Life Framer
Officine Fotografiche, Milan

2018: ClampArt x Life Framer
ClampArt Gallery, New York

2018: StandardVision LA Live Video Display
Downtown Los Angeles, July 8th – July 22nd

2018: The Art of Collecting
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2018: The Other Art Fair
Sydney Technology Park, Sydney Aus

2018: Australian Centre of Photography Invite Exhibition
7WS Chambers, Sydney Aus

2017: Life Framer “An Instant” – Juror Shortlist

2017: Life Framer “World Travelers” – Editors Pick

2017: Life Framer “Street” – Editors Pick

2017: Int’l Color Awards “Americana” – Honorable Mention

2017: Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2017: CCP Instagram Project
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2017: ACP End of Year Student Show
ACP Gallery, Sydney Aus

2016: Int’l Photography Awards “Abstract” – Honorable Mention

2016: Int’l Photography Awards “Buildings” – Honorable Mention

2016: CCP Salon
CCP Gallery, Melbourne Aus

2016: ACP End of Year Student Show
ACP Gallery, Sydney Aus

2016: Greenway Art Show
Art Est. Gallery, Sydney, Aus

Minimalist photography

Minimal or Minimalist photography is in the tradition of the Minimal Arts of the 20th century. It embodies a style of contemporary photography whose language is simplicity. Her works concentrate on the reduction of pictorial elements to a minimum and the composition of components such as form, colour and line to – often picturesque – compositions.

Jon Setter Galerie Minimal

Minimalist Photographers

Minimalist Photographers like Jon Setter find their motives in everyday life. They discover them through a very special view of the world. On the always the same, the banal. Sometimes they are schematic descriptions of the topography, sometimes purely planar abstract compositions. Sometimes detailed, sometimes spacious.
It‘s always a matter of reduction. To show things as they are. What you can discover in them – or what you can discover in yourself, through them. If you only engage with them or see through them. To find something that you were not looking for. For us all this means mindfulness and the works of Galerie Minimal are their visualization.

Galerie Minimal

Galerie Minimal is the gallery for minimalist photography. Founded in 2018 by Florian Wassily Kazimirski and Fabian Willi Simon in the creative heart of Berlin, it aims to be a unique center for this wonderful style of contemporary photography. In our online shop we sell strictly limited art prints with bright pigment inks on high quality cotton papers. Photographs like paintings with impressive colors and timelessly beautiful compositions

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